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Property Management Update July 2015

Turrella coming in at $839,676. However, if you have the funds, then this is the area to buy in.

The highs and lows of Australian house prices Finding an affordable first house is always near the top of the list of priorities for a house hunter.

highlights the most affordable suburbs within 10 kilometres of Australian capital cities, right across the country.

A safe and good infrastructure, enough green space for the kids and pets and even good water pressure are all-important, but affordability is truly key.

To give an idea of the breadth of the current market, we looked at the highest and lowest of these affordable suburbs. Most expensive:

Something too expensive could put you in a poor position when you sign up to a home loan, or leave you saving money for the next decade to have enough for a deposit. But where do you find these affordable properties? CoreLogic RP Data has released a report in its weekly Property Pulse that

Turrella, Sydney As expected, Sydney has the most expensive property in the country - and by quite some margin. Even the most affordable suburb within 10km of the CBD might be a little farfetched for the tight budget, with the median house price in

Sydenham, St Peters, Tempe and Waterloo rounded out the list of the top five suburbs for houses, so these could be worth your time as well. For reference, the next most expensive house price on the list was Preston in Melbourne, at $675,973. Cheapest: Clarendon Vale, Hobart At the other end of the scale, the most affordable suburb within 10km of any capital city of Australia is Clarendon Vale, where the median price for a house is $156,078. That is just under a fifth of the median price for Turrella. According to the Bankwest First Home Buyer report released in December last year, it would take the average buyer 4.1 years to save a 20 per cent deposit on a home, based on a median price of

$469,000. Applying the same differences to the cities mentioned above, that means an average of 7.3 years to save for a Turrella deposit, and 1.4 years for one in Clarendon Vale. Deciding where to buy depends entirely on your financial situation. Doing the maths and working out what you can afford is a vital part of this process. Check the prices in your area, and speak with a finance professional about how much you need to comfortably set up a home loan. How we can help House hunting is time consuming so let us help you target the right properties by getting your details on our buyer database. Give us a call today and tell us all about your ideal property and we’ll keep you closely informed of everything matching your criteria.

12 Duchess Walk Para Hills Fit for Duchesses and Dukes         

Large living and formal dining area Large floor tiles in living areas Family room overlooking kitchen with dishwasher Main bedroom with walk-in-robe and ensuite Two bedrooms with built-in robes Ducted evaporative cooling Gas hot water service Garage with drive through access Natural easy care gardens $335 per week $2,130 bond

The Reserve Bank and regulators have been trying to get a handle on the insatiable demand for homes for sale, but ABS housing finance data suggests a change could be on the horizon.

Real estate lending improves Investors have taken an increasingly active role in the Australian real estate scene, but it looks as though owneroccupied finance is on the road to recovery. Finding the balance between the two hasn't been easy, but recently released figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) could indicate that the market is tilting back into alignment. It's hard to argue that investment hasn't been rampant of late. CoreLogic RP Data analysis has revealed that investors commitments were worth $12.9 billion in March, a staggering 105 per cent increase in a little under four years.

The Housing Industry Association has hinted first time buyers are becoming more active in the property market. ABS figures show that the number of loans for new buyers as a proportion of all dwelling commitments rose to 15.2 per cent in April, up from 15.1 per cent in the previous month. This is the highest level seen in a year. It's another encouraging factor for the property market, as it could indicate that these buyers are becoming a bit more confident in their pursuit of home ownership. If the popularity of housing finance for construction persists, the mix of property for sale can continue to expand and young buyers may find themselves in a good position to look for houses for sale in the coming months. If you need help finding a good finance broker, give us a call today and we’ll point you in the right direction.

Recently Leased MARDEN 153 OG Rd 3 bed 1 bath 2 car $300 pw PARA HILLS 196 Kesters Rd 4 bed 2 bath $330 pw PARALOWIE 37 Yalumba Dr 3 bed 1 bath 1 car $265 pw POORAKA 4/12 Glover Ave 2 bed 1 bath 1 car $280 pw REDWOOD PARK 12 Gaylard Cres 3 bed 1 bath 1 car $350 pw TRANMERE 25 Richardsom Ave 3 bed 1 bath 3 car $380 pw Do you have another investment property we don’t manage? Ask us why you should consolidate your portfolio with Taylor’s First National.

Finishing school for First National’s agents

First National Real Estate recently offered its agents business and social etiquette training from Australia’s foremost authority, Anna Musson. In a world of digital disruption and rapid technological change, it has never been more important for real estate agents to differentiate themselves through good manners, thoughtfulness, and respectful conduct. Anna Musson is one of ‘Kochie’s Angels’ and appears regularly on Channel 7’s ‘Sunrise’ breakfast programme. She is a regular guest on The Project as well as Sky Business, and presented to the network’s executive team late last year. Speaking about the decision to incorporate

business etiquette training in First National’s professional development schedule, network Vice Chairperson Lynda Briggs said she believed it was just as important as all other forms of performance training in real estate. ‘It doesn’t matter how competent or ethical an agent is if his or her conduct, presentation or manners do not uphold a high standard’ said Mrs Briggs. ‘As agents, we are privileged to play an important role in helping people through some of life’s greater challenges. ‘We want to be a network that is known not just for outstanding results, but also for common decency, good manners, and

treating customers with respect’. Anna Musson believes good manners are the foundation of quality service and that as businesses grapple with the disruption of digital newcomers, the personal touch in customer service could well be the difference between survival and extinction. ‘These days, we do business with people we like. So in competitive industries like real estate, the small things become the big things and here is where the finer points of business and social etiquette help to build trust and likability quickly,’ said Mrs Musson.

technical skills. The knowledge of how to put a client first and to do it well is an art, and this is where First National is taking a holistic approach to the training of its agents’. Interested in etiquette? Copies of Anna Musson’s book – Etiquette Secrets – are available from The Good Manners Company website –

‘I like to think that etiquette training is a perfect complement to sales training and

Australia’s most Pet Friendly Landlord The Animal Welfare League of Australia (AWLA) is calling for tenants with pets to vote for Australia’s most Pet Friendly landlord. Nominate your landlord and you could win a $250 Gift Card from AWLA.

Just visit the AWLA website at and look for the ‘click here to enter’ button. In less than 150 words, which won’t take you long to write, you can tell AWLA why your landlord is the best! He or she will also win a $250 Gift Card!

Did you know First National Real Estate offers a Pet Friendly Rental Search feature on its national website?

Visit when you are next looking for a new rental.

Property Management Taylor’s First National manages one of the largest Property Management Portfolios throughout the North and North Eastern suburbs of Adelaide. We employ full time Property Managers, a Maintenance Co-ordinator, a Property Inspector, an Accounts Manager, a Sales Investment Consultant, plus administration staff and a full team of Maintenance Contractors to ensure all properties are managed in a professional manner. Our fully computerised and online banking system allows us to monitor where rents are paid to at the push of a button, hence ensuring landlords investments are returning their maximum potential. We are firm believers in the value of Real Estate as long term investment and through our guidance, many of our landlords are now multiple property holders. Whether you are investing in Real Estate for the first time, or are an experienced investor, we can assist you in building a rental portfolio and creating wealth through property investment. Why not PHONE US TODAY and speak to one of our property management team.

Are You Looking To Expand Your Investment Portfolio? Below is a selection of some of our properties currently on the market.

To view all of our properties, visit our website at

MAWSON LAKES 10/13 Yates Street Furnished 3 Bed Apartment with Reserve Outlook Fully furnished ground floor 3 bed apartment, floating floors though out the main traffic areas, open plan living, well equipped kitchen which overlooks a large family/meals area, centrally located bathroom, split system reverse cycle aircon, parking area, intercom and remote coded entry, currently tenanted as student accommodation with a combined rental income of $1890 per calendar month.

Gavin Armstrong 0408 802 350 $255,000

MUNNO PARA WEST 7 Cedar Street 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Gem Built by Pioneer homes in 2008 is currently tenanted at $255 per week and features; master with walk in robe and ensuite, built in robes to bedrooms 3 & 4, carpet to all bedrooms, stainless steel gas cooktop, stainless steel electric oven, slide out range hood, double sink, breakfast bar, dishwasher provision, ample bench & cupboard space, family/meal area with floating floors, split system reverse cycle air conditioner, sliding door allowing access to rear yard, bathroom with separate shower with glass cubical, bath and vanity, separate toilet, lockup garage under main roof with remote control roller door and internal access to the home, 300m2 block.


Gavin Armstrong 0408 802 350

Property Management Newsletter July 15  
Property Management Newsletter July 15